Taxonomy

Myrrha octodecimguttata | 18-spot Ladybird

Distribution

Status

Conservation status

Not assessed

Legal status

Not protected

Species Biology

Identification

Adult: 4mm to5mm in length. Body is a deep red colour with 14 to 18 pale cream spots. The scutellum is bordered by a distinctive cream coloured marking. The pronotum is also a deep red with a broad pale cream border and a single pale patch at the front and two pale patches at the back.  It legs are deep red.

Diet

Feeds on aphids

Habitat

Associate with mature pine trees

Distribution

World distribution(GBIF)

Temporal change

Records submitted to Data Centre in 2020

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How can you help

Submit any sighting of this species to Ladybird Survey

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